Sleeping Beauty Ballet

With the movie “Maleficent” due to be released May 30th, I got into a discussion about the different ways the “wicked” fairy has been portrayed in the fairy tale, Sleeping Beauty and it reminded me of this book floating around on my book shelf, “Behind the Scenes at the Ballet: Rehearsing and Performing The Sleeping Beauty.”….

Working away on dollybirds

After a year of futzing around, I finally got my doll pattern exactly the way I want it. Pascale, Rose, Silvia, and Martine will be fitting together soon. My other dolls need some 60s dollybird company. And WOW! Instagram just really does NOT want to show up. What’s with that?


I finished “Brooksie.” She’s gouache on 10″ x 10″ canvas. Unfortunately, this painting took me forever to complete despite its small size. I spent all of March with hives because I suddenly developed an allergy to rye bread. So, so weird. I’m not allergic to anything- or at least, I used to not be. Anyway,…

Happy Birthday Wes Anderson!

I received the Wes Anderson Collection by Matt Zoller Seitz for my birthday. The book is beautiful. However I found the interior art serviceable, it didn’t knock my socks off. But the book design more than makes up for it. Each movie chapter consists of an essay by the author and an interview with Wes…